Want to restore firmness and get back your glamorous skin? Want to regain radiance, shine and glamour like never before?

Try the LondonFacialCare’s latest treatment, the bio-remodelling skin treatment, Profhilo!

Stay tuned for this month’s Dr Fern Mag ! Profhilo is the star of the show! you will know how it works, whether it is the right treatment to choose and how you can complement Profhilo with our other treatments and tips!

We will shop as well around to find the perfect swimming suit to show off our hard work at the beach !

Get ready for the summer!

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WHAT IS PROFHILO ?

What is Profhilo. Is it the right treatment for you?

Profhilo is one of the newest anti-ageing techniques developed in Italy in 2015. it has really boomed the aesthetic industry! It is a hyaluronic acid (HA) gel.it treats skin laxity through skin bio-remodelling.

A great alternative to dermal fillers. It combats tired looking skin and the loss of facial volume by stimulating four different types of collagen and elastin. With a higher degree of spreadability, it doesn’t produce lumps. Profhilo is capable of releasing the hyaluronic acid at a slower pace.

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PROFHILO OR DERMAL FILLERS ?

Profhilo or Dermal fillers ?

As we age, our skin is confronted to a lessened production of collagen and elastin. Our skin become thinner and less elastic.

Until recently, dermal fillers have been the dominant anti-ageing and non-surgical product on the market to deal with those issues. Now, new options in the industry, such as Profhilo, can easily create confusion at what is the right treatment for our desired results!

So, Profhilo or Dermal fillers ? Both dermal fillers and Profhilo are made of hyaluronic acid (HA). Dermal fillers are usually bio- degradable liquid gels that contain anaesthetics to ensure a less painful procedure. Profhilo is made of a pure HA technology and is not targeted at volumising the face like dermal fillers.

Profhilo acts as a skin booster. Profhilo provides hydration, production of collagen and elastin by bio- remodelling the skin.

Unlike dermal fillers, Profhilo doesn’t need anaesthetics. The application of this product consists of only 5 injection sites to be carried. it makes its application easier and less painful.

Profhilo is easily spreadable. it adapts easily to the structure of your face without producing lumps. Profhilo can equally be used as a preventive measure to avoid wrinkles and lines, as well as a solution to skin laxity problems on older patients.

However, dermal fillers still remain one of the best treatments at targeting specific areas and concerns of the patient. These include areas like nasolabial folds, the tear trough area and the chin area.

Dermal fillers are also one of the best options to target concerns of volume loss in the cheeks and mid-face area, whilst Profhilo is a great option to maintain a balanced look, with unsurpassable skin health.

All cases are different. A full assessment of the patient is required. In many cases, the combination of different anti-ageing treatments will provide the best result possible, remodelling the face without inflated the face by using too much fillers. Profhilo is the perfect answer to be combined with fillers !

So what are you waiting for? Call the practice to find out what the best treatment for you is! My assistants will be happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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TOP ANTI-AGEING TIPS FOR SKIN

Looking for some anti-ageing tips ?

As we get older, we tend to cross paths with ageing signs that are more simple to prevent and solve than we think!

The little things matter, when it comes to keeping a healthy and radiant skin, but we don’t know many of what they entail!

This is why i want to let you in on the secret tips to skin anti-agers!

One of the worst causes of an ageing skin is sun exposure. UV exposure damages your levels of elastin and collagen at unprecedented levels, causing your skin to droop and to form wrinkles. The best advice out there is to use your sunblock every day, with an SPF protection of at least 30. This can be used in combination with makeup bases and moisturisers that also include UV protection. Lastly, it is best to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., which is when Mr. Sun works at its full potential!

Another great anti-ageing tip includes the great advantages of using a topical cream that contains retinoid and AHA (alpha hydroxyl) as part of your skin care regimen. Retinoid, combined with an anti-inflammatory agent and an anti-oxidant will smoothen your skin for a healthier appearance.

I highly recommend the use of the ZO Skin Health products, with results showing within 2 months. However, make sure to do your homework and gradually introduce them to your skin regimen as there is a time of adaptation, and each case is different. If you pregnant or breastfeeding, you should avoid retinoid.

Lastly but not least, time is the essential key in finding the right skin regimen for you. Money is not necessarily the key to achieving the perfect skin care treatment!

Including a routine for both the day and evening is essential to prevent ageing of the skin. Essentially, sunscreen during the day is a must! In the evenings, it is important to remove all your makeup and use a cleanser before the application of retinoid and then a moisturiser. No exceptions should be made after long night outs, as that could lead to outbreaks and deterioration of your skin’s regenerative process. Also, it is a good idea to try peels and exfoliation once a month. It works for most and by being a deeper process, it stimulates collagen growth and skin regeneration, Obagi Peel radiance is my recommendation .

Hope you’ve enjoyed my anti-ageing tips ! And why not book a consultation to complement your skin care regimen with a treatment? My assistants will be more than happy to book you an appointment with me!

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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

We’ve all heard the saying we are what we eat. This little fact surely hasn’t changed over the time. With an increasingly fast-paced world, it is so tempting to opt for the easy way or the quickest way to get food, harming a balanced diet and therefore, our beautiful skin too!

A well-balanced diet combined with the correct anti-ageing treatments and skin regimen will maintain your skin healthy, young and beautiful for much longer.

First, get the right amounts of both probiotics and prebiotics in your body. The latter is not so popular, but prebiotics can be found in natural foods such as garlic, onions and whole grains. Prebiotics stimulates the growth of good bacteria in your gut, helping your system to digest food easier. Prebiotics avoid as well remaining substances in your body that could cause skin irritation.

Probiotics helps by balancing out the gut bacteria in your stomach, preventing the skin from inflammations. Probiotics are found in natural foodstuffs like yogurt and kefir or can be bought at health-food stores as a supplement.

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DIP IN THE WATER! BEST SWIMSUITS 2018!

You’ve worked hard on your body and skin-care all year ! Now it’s time for the show and find out what are the best swimsuits 2018!

We all want to show all our hard work at the beach in all glamour. It comes without saying that 2018 has spoiled us with choice in terms of swimsuits!

The hottest trends showcased at the Miami Swim Week include an array of options to fit all personalities!

To start off with, for women who want to stay away from the ordinary and the classics, the one- shoulder swimsuits are back in the game with a slightly different intake.

Larger shoulder pads in light faded pink colours are offering a cute and different alternative to the old classics. A more noticeable trend in summer clothes has also invaded the swimsuit world, and those are the pastel colours!

Pastel coloured bikinis are definitely in the 2018 trend, pushing through with the pastel-like yellow, turquoise and pink!

A continuing and always loved trend is the crocheted swimwear, which goes on par with women who want an increased effect of sexy! One of the most loved looks in Miami Swim Week included a crocheted tankini style top, with tassels around the bottom.

And speaking of tassels, swimsuits with tassels are the big show of summer 2018! For the fun and creative, this summer will offer various combinations of feathery, embellished and multi-layered tassels.

Lastly, a little shimmer and shine never hurt anybody! This is being reflected by cleverly developed swimsuit designs that are able to integrate gold and silver colours, without the tacky and spatial feel it usually comes with.

On the contrary, a combination of gold and silver lighting on triangle bikini tops proved to be quite the elegant and sophisticated look!

So get all your swimsuits ready for this summer, and enjoy a glamorous skin and a glamorous you in 2018!

REAL BEAUTY COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT

It is nice to take care of our skin, getting the last tips for a perfect make up but the most attractive person, sometime are not the most beautiful one !

They have this “ je ne sais quoi “ , an inner beauty and appear attractive in unique ways.Not by what they’re doing to take care of their appearance but by the radiant energy they give out.When beauty comes as much from within as without, it in turn magnifies their outer beauty.

let’s get inspired with some poems and take care of our soul !

Have you heard about Haikus ? I’m passionate about it !

Haiku is a form of poetry, first made popular in Japan, which has become appreciated

around the world. In Japan these poems are valued for their simplicity, openness, depth and lightness.

with only 3 sentences, haikus are incredibly modern. They embrace  perfectly our modernity with a  fast and short communication style while on the same time it invites us practicing to pause in the moment and cultivate a sense of awareness, compassion and peace.

Haikus are an instant photography of a moment or an emotion.

Let’s celebrate Summer coming with an Haiku from Chiyo-Ni and an haiku from my personal creation:

REAL BEAUTY COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT

“Oh butterfly

What are you dreaming of

When you move your wings ?”

Chiyo-Ni

REAL BEAUTY COMES FROM THE INSIDE OUT

“Le soleil retrouvé

Tapisse mon corps

D’une douce attitude”

Fern Jean-Joseph

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Let us help you get rid of your marionette lines!

Do you look in the mirror and think to yourself, “why do the corners of my mouth make me look sad?”.

Age is the not the only factor that may cause you to have marionette lines, as smoking, genetics and sun damage also contribute to this.

There are a few preventative measures that can be taken to delay or even stop the developing the marionette lines.

The first of these measures is applying sun screen, and we recommend anything SPF 30 or higher. Furthermore, you can cosmeceuticals with clinically proven ingredients that stimulate the production of collagen and fight wrinkles such as Obagi.

Another non-invasive procedure to remove or even prevent the marionette lines would be dermal fillers and threads.

Let’s find out which is best for you!

Stay tuned to this month’s edition of the Dr Fern Mag, find out solutions available to target marionette lines and book your consultation to get rid of your sad look !

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WHAT ARE MARIONETTE LINES ?

Marrionette lines run from the corners of the mouth, in most cases making the person look sad. So, why are they called ‘marionette’ lines? This is because they look like the lines that run along the face of a marionette. Symptoms of marionette line are dryness of the skin, loss in elasticity and firmness of the skin.

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WHAT BEST FOR MARIONETTE LINES ? BOTOX OR FILLERS ? 

Once marionette lines begin to deepen, your face begins to appear heavier, with a saddened expression. The cause of marionette lines is the loss of soft tissue and structural support beneath the skin.

Whilst they have the tendency to make the skin sag, a solution to this problem can easily be applied! Since it is merely a problem regarding a loss of volume, the recommended treatment is dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Teosyal.

Alongside dermal fillers, I often recommend Botox into the muscles that are pulling down the corner of the mouth. Although Botox will not do the job on its own, it is able to help the corners of the mouth take a more horizontal position.

Want to find out which treatment is best for you? Call the practice! My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with!

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DERMAL FILLERS TO SOLVE MARIONETTES LINES

TEOSYAL RHA products are perfect for the moveable areas. When they are applied, they are able to fill wrinkles and guarantee dermal hydration to be maintained at an optimum level. TEOSYAL RHA products also help to maintain elasticity of the skin, overall toning your face and brightening your complexion!

This is an innovative formula developed by the Swiss brand Teoxane, and it works really well with faces that are static and dynamic. This formulated gel adapts to every emotion you may have, especially when injecting to restore your smile

TEOSYAL RHA is amazing for enhancing your lips, I personally love a blend of TEOSYAL RHA 2 and 3 because if builds a remarkable structured and natural result result!

TEOSYAL RHA 2 promotes juicy and lushes lips perfect for every smile and pout! And most of all, it is completely unnoticeable while kissing that special person in your life!

The best part is that there is no swelling and the gel is absorbed right away. Local anaesthetics are given to give maximum comfort. TEOSYAL RHA 3 enriches thinned lips, helping you get rid you of marionette lines and ultimately turning that smile up!

So, are you looking for a painless treatment, which has no swelling add wish to find out more about TEOSYAL RHA 2 and 3?

Call the practice today! My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with!

See you soon!

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WHERE TO INJECT  FILLERS TO SOLVE MARIONETTES LINES  ?

My approach for marionette lines differs according to the ageing stage involved.

My preference is to use fillers first: Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that restore lost volume in the face, stimulate collagen production, and attract moisture to the treatment area. This fills in the wrinkles and folds while improving skin texture and flexibility. They work by stiffening the upper part of the lip and adding bulk to the bottom corner to turn it upside down.

They are temporary but usually last around 6-9 months in that area, sometimes longer.

When a patient is young and their chin is fresh, I inject the filler using the MD codes Lp6 to inject deeply on the corner of the mouth to turn it from a downwards position to up.

It can be consolidated, if necessary, with an injection of Botox on the DAO (depressor anguli oris muscle). This is because when this muscle is strong, it has the tendency to bring the mouth down.

The risk of this method is that it can affect the smile in some people.  This is temporary and would require re-injection about every 3 months.

When the patient is a little older and starts to show signs of skin laxity and loss in definition of the lower Jaw, working on the cheeks first will uplift both the corner of the mouth as well as contribute to eliminate the sagging cheek.

This will bring a more natural result than just injecting in the corner of the mouth.

For much older patients with real sagging cheeks, threads combined with fillers is the best option. We need to be cautious not to overfill the cheeks with fillers. We want to achieve elegance. If we inflate the cheeks too much, the face will look too heavy!

There is not one way to consider solving marionette lines, it is the reason why a careful analysis of the face is necessary prior to inject to make sure the treatment plan decided is appropriate, to maintain a perfect balance for the entire face.

If you are wondering what would be the best option for you, what are you waiting for? Please call the practice. My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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PDO THREADS FOR MARIONETTES LINES

Thread lifts are perfect alternatives for surgical face lifts. They are practically non-invasive and cheaper. Thread lifts for marionette lines are perfect and specifically target the jaw area.

The dissolvable sutures are injected under the skin, and once they dissolve they allow collagen to grow in their place, allowing you to see long lasting effects.

Dermica threads polydioxanone (PDO) are made from the same material as dissolvable stitches.

The threads are injected under the skin and give a structural template for the collagen to grow, helping to reduce the effects of lines and wrinkles on the face.

The threads should not be visible through the skin and is used in lower areas of the face for problems such as marionette lines, nasolabial folds and laugh lines.

So, if you are wondering if this is the right treatment for you, what are you waiting for? Please call the practice. My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me!

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THIS 71ST EDITION OF THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL MARKS THE RETURN OF SPIKE LEE AND JEAN-LUC GODARD

Finally, the wait is over! The unveiling of all the films that will be running for the Palme d’Or from May 8th to 19th have been announced for the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

The Cannes film festival will take off with the screening of the psychological thriller, directed by Asghar Farhadi, called ‘Everybody Knows’. And of course, it will be starring the ultimate screen couple, Penelope Cruz and Javiar Bardem.

Change was the one promise made for 2018, so follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and I promise to keep you posted on everything about the latest trends on the red carpet! And on what are the secrets of the stars to keep looking their best!

PROFHILO – THE 16TH AESTHETIC & ANTI-AGING MEDICINE WORLD CONGRESS FEEDBACK

One if the newest types of facial fillers is Profhilo, used to tighten the skin and help re-model the tissue.

Profhilo is a complex hybrid consisting of hyaluronic acid (HA) of a high and low molecular weight. This anti-ageing treatment encourages the growth of collagen and skin elasticity, making it as unique as the bio-remodelling agent.

It has been clinically described to have a lifting and tightening effect on the skin.

Profhilo flows through the tissue activating a long lasting bio-remodelling procedure at an apparent level. This procedure can be used for tricky areas such as your neck and forehead. It excites me that I am able to help my clients with this massive advancement in the industry!

If you want to know more about it, call the practice. My assistants will be more than happy to help you book an appointment with me to find out if it is a procedure suitable for you!

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Dr ARTHUR SWIFT – THE 16TH AESTHETIC & ANTI-AGING MEDICINE WORLD CONGRESS FEEDBACK

It has been a real pleasure to see Dr Mauricio de Maio again, the real star of this congress, with his MD codes analysis. He has now introduced 75 facial codes, which take into consideration key subunits within our facial units (such as the temples, forehead, eyes, cheeks, lips, chin and jawline).

By taking a more anatomical approach, as well as identifying the patients’ ageing concerns during the consultation process, the MD Codes enable a more analytical, strategic and uniform delivery of advanced injectable skills to help treat the causes of facial ageing.

The desired result is a healthy and refreshed look! Effects are similar to a good night’s sleep or holiday, and it’s not too dramatic of a change.

I was also very impressed by Dr Arthur Swift and his ageing curve concept which allows to solve sagging cheeks without injecting and inflating too much the cheeks of a patient, with an elegant and subtle result!

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DR FERN JEAN-JOSEPH – THE 16TH AESTHETIC & ANTI-AGING MEDICINE WORLD CONGRESS FEEDBACK

The AMWC Congress has also been a wonderful opportunity to connect with my colleagues from all over the world, share our experiences and enjoy Monaco with its glamorous setting!

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